Journalist Makes BIG Admission Regarding Obama’s ’08 Presidential Run

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Bob Schieffer, “Face the Nation” host of more than two decades, signed off for the last time this weekend, but he’s not done with the media yet. In an interview with Fox’s Howard Kurtz, he made the admission that it was “possible” that the media didn’t sufficiently scrutinize then-Senator Obama during his first presidential run in 2008. When asked if Obama was given an easy ride in the press, Scheiffer had this to say:

“I think the whole political world was struck by this fellow who sort of came out of nowhere with this very unusual name, and when he won out in Iowa I think people sat up and kept notice.”
But Kurtz wasn’t completely satisfied with that answer and continued to push asking if journalists should have been more skeptical.
“Maybe we were not skeptical enough,” Schieffer responded, before going on to place the bulk of the responsibility on Obama’s opponents. “It was a campaign … it is the role of the opponents to make the campaign. I think as journalists — what we do is watch the campaign and we report what the two sides are doing.”
While anyone with an iota of common sense could have told you this, I think such a blatant admission by a very prominent member of the media is what’s most shocking. It almost makes you wonder if we’re going to hear any similar stories from other members of the media, or if they are going to defend their coverage of the presidential races which obviously protected Barack Obama. The media is supposed to be the watch dog of the government, not the lapdog. If you can’t trust the “news” from outlets that reach millions of Americans a day, when who can you trust? This story is yet another reminder that you need to do your own research, and not believe everything you hear and/or see.
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